If you go: Manatee County Fair
Hours: Fair gates open at 5 p.m. Friday.
Admission: $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, free for children under 5, $7 for seniors older than 55, $5 for active military with ID and $20 for midway armbands (from 5 p.m. to midnight).
Location: 1402 14th Ave. W., Palmetto.
Paid parking: Available on south end of fairgrounds at Church on the Rock on 14th Avenue West and at Palmetto High School after school hours.
Schedule: Events include Poultry Showmanship, Beef Breeding Show & Showmanship Show and Show-Me Safari Pig Races.